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28 Dec 1944
  • USS Kete arrived north of Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Kete | CPC]
  • USS Gunnel ended her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Gunnel | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • The Infantry Landing Ship Empire Javelin was torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine U-772 in the English Channel. Among the passengers were 208 officers and 624 enlisted men of the main body of the newly raised US 15th Army. Most were rescued by the French frigate L'Escarmouche, but thirteen men were reported as missing in action and 20 others sustained injuries. ww2dbase [AC]
Belgium
  • American troops began gaining ground in their counteroffensive in the Battle of the Bulge. Adolf Hitler ordered renewed offensives in Alsace and Ardennes regions against the advice of his generals. ww2dbase [Battle of the Bulge | TH]
Germany Italy
  • 21st Brigade of Indian 8th Infantry Division arrived on the western end of the German Gothic Line in Toscana, Italy. ww2dbase [Battle of Garfagnana | CPC]
Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Kure, Japan for Moji, Japan. ww2dbase [Ryuho | CPC]
  • Kamoi departed Kure, Japan at 0715 hours and arrived off Hesaki Lighthouse at 1719 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Dec 1944
Armored reconnaissance jeep of US 82nd Airborne Division, Ardennes Forest, Belgium, Dec 1944Winston Churchill disembarking HMS Ajax at Athens, Greece, 28 Dec 1944PIAT gunner of 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, British 7th Armoured Division, 28 Dec 1944USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 3
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28 Dec 1944 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944